Computable and Interoperable Medication Information Assurance project

When people move between different healthcare settings, it’s important that the information about their medications can be shared easily with all the professionals involved in their care. That’s why we need your help in assuring technical guidance that will help medications information flow digitally between hospitals and community-based services. This will make it easier for clinicians to provide the right care and will improve medication safety for patients.

At the moment, hospital and primary care clinicians prescribe differently which means that details about medications and their use instructions vary between settings. The information has to be checked and sometimes translated manually by clinicians when a person’s care moves from one service to another. This is time consuming and can lead to errors in translation and transcription.

The new technical guidance will define how to communicate medication dose and timings digitally between systems in all care settings without any change or loss of accuracy or meaning.

We would like invite you to participate in this consultation which aims to:
  • inform of the work;
  • validate the concept and identify any changes required;
  • verify it is clinically safe;
  • confirm it is implementable;
  • identify additional examples of complex but common dose-timing instructions.
There are two ways of participating – you may answer the survey questions and/or by joining a webinar. If you would like to join a webinar, please contact us on

Please answer the survey questions by 14th February.

Webinars will be held on:
  • Webinar for front line clinicians and patients 7 February, 1pm-2pm
  • Webinar (1st) for clinical informaticians on 14 February, 10-11am
  • Webinar (2nd) for clinical informaticians on 28 February, 10-11am

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